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Trader Dick's

Sparks, NV
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1100 Nugget Avenue
Sparks, NV
Opened in 1958
Closed in 2014
No longer in operation.

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Trader Dick's

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Humuhumu’s description

Trader Dick's was located in the Nugget in Sparks, just outside Reno. Trader Dick's had been remodeled twice and even moved across the street once since its opening in 1958. The final incarnation of Trader Dick's featured a 6,000 gallon fish tank, and support columns for the highway ran right through the restaurant and tank. When it opened, an unamused Vic Bergeron (of Trader Vic's) sued for trademark infringement and lost. The original Trader Dick's decor, which didn't survive the remodeling, was done by Eli Hedley, grandfather of Bamboo Ben
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. Trader Dick's closed in February 2014, and the space became Gilley's, a "honky-tonk" themed restaurant.

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tikimnky
tikimnky has visited Trader Dick's.
April 14, 2019, 7:00 PM
I will miss it. Always stopped in on my way to or from skiing in Tahoe.
The Porkchop Express
The Porkchop Express was a semi-regular at Trader Dick's.
August 29, 2012, 12:17 AM
Strong Drinks (a plus for alcoholics), but a pretty unfriendly staff. Sometimes you get free mix of Asian crackers!-So there's that.
Free-In-Florida
Free-In-Florida has visited Trader Dick's.
August 4, 2010, 7:00 PM
We discovered Trader Dick's during a week-long stay at the Nugget for a juggling convention in July, 2010, and it really made our week! We sought out the "Noodle Hut" fast-food outlet in the Nugget for lunch one day, and found Trader Dick's right next to it. Once we sat down behind the main bar with our Noodle Hut lunch, we were very impressed with the Tiki vibe and the cool, retro atmosphere of Trader Dick's. Even the music was Tiki, with a nice mix of Tiki, Hawaiian and exotica playing at a comfortable volume.

We returned for drinks and lunch two more times during the week and enjoyed each visit. The cocktail service was fast and friendly while we enjoyed our $1 Margaritas and $1 Coors Lights each afternoon (4-7 at any bar in the resort!), and really dug the impressive aquarium, the neat bamboo dividers, and even the excellent Karaoke night they had one night with a very funny and talented karaoke DJ.

In all, Trader Dick's, the bar it includes, and the Noodle Hut restaurant are a hidden gem inside this old-school (but very nice) casino and resort in Sparks.
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Regulars & Visitors
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  • The Porkchop Express
  • Gretchen
  • Humuhumu
  • The Jab
  • Rugby Matt
  • Lokelani
  • Kukuthi
  • NautiTiki
  • tiki dude
  • Gonesville!
  • geedavee
  • tikibiki
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